Educational visits are organised to complement our teaching. The cost of educational visits is often subsidised by school, but the visits would be impossible without voluntary parental contributions (see Charging Policy on the school’s VLE and website). You will be asked for your consent for day and residential visits. All visits are carefully planned in terms of content and safety, but should any medical problem arise with a child during the visit every effort will be made to contact the parent. All groups going outside school for educational visits carry a school mobile phone.
In Year 5 and Year 6 the children take part in residential educational visits. In Year 5 the children go for three days to Robinwood, an excellent outdoor education centre in Todmorden. The children travel to Robinwood on a Monday returning late afternoon on the Wednesday. We like all our Y5 children to go and this includes Y5 children in our Resourced Provision; Kaleidoscope. The activities the children take part in include team building and problem solving tasks, challenges like the crate challenge and The Piranha Pool as well as climbing, caving and archery. The staff at the centre are all fully trained and accredited and it is a memorable experience for our children.
In Year 6 we take the children to the Youth Hostel in Castleton, Derbyshire, for four days. The children stay at the Youth Hostel Loosehill Hall and travel up on a Tuesday returning late afternoon on the Friday. Once again we like to take all Y6 children and it is often the memory our children most often refer to when reflecting on their years at Moorfield. The theme of visit is a study of the local area and this includes ‘a big walk’ up to Mam Tor, art and craft activities outside, a farm visit and a trip to a Blue John Mine.
The school provides a wide range of activities for children that take place before and after school and during the lunchtime break. The school usually has teams for football, cricket, rounders, High 5 (netball), athletics, lacrosse and hockey etc. according to the season of the year. Musical groups may meet either before, during or after school. The school takes an active part in inter-school sporting events and music festivals and we have achieved considerable success.
Violin, clarinet and flute tuition are available in school time: a charge is made for these activities. In addition to sports and music throughout a child’s career with us they will also have opportunity to join clubs on a wide range of areas including; Dancing, Art, Pottery, Drama, Code club, Spanish, Design and Make club, origami club etc.